Cottage | 3 bedrooms | sleeps 6
ONE OF THE BEST HOLIDAY RENTALS IN UK ON TRIPADVISOR!
WINNER of the TOURISM SWANSEA BAY 2012 AWARDS - "Best Self Catering Accommodation"
5 star luxury Victorian miners cottage set beside the tumbling Cwmshon river. Ideal location for both Brecon Beacons; Gower coast and Waterfall Country. Dedicated walkers drying room and secure bike store. Free WI-FI. Log burner. Peaceful location just 10 minutes off M4. Short breaks available - 22% discount for low occupancy.
|Size||Sleeps up to 6, 3 bedrooms|
|Nearest beach||Swansea 13 km|
|Will consider||House swap, Short breaks (1-4 days)|
|Nearest Amenities||2 km|
|Nearest travel links||Nearest airport: Cardiff 74 km, Nearest railway: Neath 8 km|
|Family friendly||Great for children of all ages, Suitable for people with restricted mobility|
|Notes||Pets welcome, No smoking at this property|
Features and Facilities
|Luxuries||Log fire, Internet access, DVD player|
|General||Central heating, TV, Video player, CD player, Wi-Fi available|
|Standard||Kettle, Toaster, Iron, Hair dryer|
|Utilities||Clothes dryer, Dishwasher, Cooker, Microwave, Fridge, Freezer, Washing machine|
|Rooms||3 bedrooms, 2 bathrooms of which 1 Family bathrooms and 1 Shower rooms|
|Furniture||Single beds (6), Double beds (1), Cots (1), Dining seats for 6, Lounge seats for 6|
|Other||Linen provided, Towels provided, High chair|
|Outdoors||Private garden, BBQ, Bicycles available|
|Further details outdoors|
The cottage has a private patio area with BBQ and garden furniture, secure bike lock up and outside washing facility and dedicated walkers drying room with boot racks and heater. We have a selection of adult and some children's bikes you are welcome to borrow free of charge. Private parking for two cars.
We meet and greet you personally and welcome you with fresh flowers; our home made Welsh tea cake and our own honey and are always on hand for help or advice. We have all the tourist information, guide books and detailed maps you could possibly need as well as our own day trip itineraries we have prepared to help you make the most of your stay. Tell us your particular interests and we are delighted to help you plan your holiday. We welcome children and a high chair, travel cot, stair gate and bottle sterilizer are available.
The South Wales region
Pontardawe is nestled in the beautiful Swansea valley and offers a central location for all South Wales visitor attractions and superb walking; climbing, cycling, horse riding,golfing, surfing and adventure sports opportunities, being close to both the Brecon Beacons and the stunning Gower coastline. The National Showcave Centre for Wales; Carreg Cennan Castle; the National Botanic Gardens of Wales; Aberglasney Gardens; St. Fagans Welsh Folk Museum; Waterfall Country; Afan Mountain Biking Centre, Clyne Gardens; Big Pit National Coal Mining Museum, Llangennith Beach ( one of the 8 best surfing spots in the U.K.) are all within easy reach and whatever your interests, our visitors often say, that even two weeks in this beautiful, diverse and richly cultural area, is just not long enough to enjoy it all. Even in winter the magic is still there - you can enjoy deserted beaches and coastline walks with only the waves and seagulls for company. After exhilarating walking you can enjoy seriously good food in the many Swansea restaurants, then home to put your feet up in front of a roaring fire.
Pontardawe has lots of little shops as well as two supermarkets; several restaurants; a golf course( just over 6100 yards Par 70 with beautiful hilltop views); a swimming pool; gym; leisure centre, its own Theatre and Arts Centre, showing a wonderful variety of live entertainment - all are within a 2 minute drive or 10 - 15 minute walk of the cottage.
Ynysmeudwy ('water meadow of the hermit') lies at the foot of the Gurad mountain. You can roam freely on the many public footpaths that wind through the woods or across open farm and moorland on the mountain, with beautiful views down the Swansea Valley. On a clear day, Mumbles Head beckons invitingly from a sparkling sea.
The Swansea Canal is a 2 minute walk away and from there you can walk along the canal to Pontardawe - 15 minutes - sometimes spotting the rare and beautiful native Kingfisher. Nearby, the wide River Tawe wends its way down the valley to the sea and here you can picnic and sunbath at various points along the river; also cycle or walk on the easy track, often spotting magestic herons that fish along the river. The track is part of the Sustrans National Cycle Route network and stretches from Ystragynlais, further up the valley all the way (traffic free) to Swansea (16 kms) and from there along the seafront to the Victorian seaside village of Mumbles with its little boutique shops and eateries.
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12 Apr 2014
"A Little Slice of Heaven"
I trawled the internet looking to find the most picture postcard cottage in the most stunning location, and there they were - Cwmshon Cottages. I could never have envisaged just what a treat it was to… More
25 Mar 2014
"Cwmshon Cottages offer cosy luxury"
My husband and sons had a fantastic time mountain biking at nearby Afan Forest while my dog and I enjoyed the river walk. The cottage was warm and welcoming with homely touches, such as the fresh flo… More
24 Mar 2014
"Excellent accommodation and hospitality"
We chose Cwmshon Cottages on the strength of earlier glowing TripAdvisor reviews and we now know that they were 100% accurate. You really could not want for more in a base from which to enjoy a sights… More
We are so glad to hear you were not disappointed - it was such a pleasure meeting you both and making your stay extra special.Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback. We hope to welcome you back some day!Kind regards Fiona
24 Mar 2014
"Great Cottage: shame about the rugby"
A warm friendly welcome to this delightful and relaxing cottage. The attention to detail in the restoration is impressive. We especially loved the comfort of the wood burner.Great location for the Bre… More
Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback for us. The rugby match score was outwith my control for my lovely Scottish guests, sadly, but I was so pleased to hear the warm Welsh welcome here perhaps made up for your disappointment! Hope to welcome you all back here sometime and perhaps for a better game for the Scottish team. Warm regards Fiona
20 Mar 2014
"A lovely home from home"
We had a lovely week here from the 28th of february until the 7th of March. The cottage is lovely, very well equipped and really cosy. We felt at home here. We absolutely loved the deep bath and the b… More
We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and to receive your lovely comments.Yes the waterfalls around here are wonderful especially early in the season after rains! Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback.We hope to welcome you back some day! Kind regards Fiona
15 Mar 2014
"Like home but much better"
Very recently stayed here for three days as we had to attend a memorial tribute in Swansea. This place is exquisite, well maintained and so comfortable we did not want to leave. The comforts of the co… More
Dear Richard we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and to receive your lovely comments.Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback.We hope to welcome you back some day! Kind regards Fiona
9 Mar 2014
"Lovely break in fantastic accommodation"
Had a very nice week exploring both the Gower and Breacon areas from this ideally positioned comfortable and homely cottage. Fiona and Andrew made us feel very welcome and the cottage is beautifully … More
We were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and to receive your lovely comments.Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback.We hope to welcome you back some day! Kind regards Fiona
5 Mar 2014
"Nant Cottage was a gem of a find and Fiona is a treasure X"
" a great big thank you to Fiona for all that she did to make our much needed break extra special. The cottage is truly amazing and everything you could need is near at hand. Her warm welcome and… More
Dear Lynne and Humphrey we were delighted to hear you enjoyed your stay and to receive your lovely comments.To be called "a treasure" made my day! Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback.We hope to welcome you back some day! Kind regards Fiona
27 Feb 2014
"A 5 star cottage with 5 star owners!"
Well what can I say?! I'm so glad to have come across this cottage online and it certainly lived up to its billing! 'and then some'!! Fiona and Andrew must surely be the most warm and h… More
It was wonderful to hear you enjoyed your stay and to receive your lovely comments.We so enjoy what we do and meeting guests as nice as you makes it easy to be good hosts!Thank you so much for taking the time and trouble to provide feedback.We hope to welcome you back some day! Kind regards Fiona
17 Feb 2014
We were very impressed with this beautiful cottage and the attention to detail and care taken to ensure we had the best possible experience whilst staying here in Pontardawe. The surrounding area is b… More
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